Share this entry
dendrimer Syllabification: den·dri·mer
Pronunciation: /ˈdendrəmər/

Definition of dendrimer in English:


A synthetic polymer with a branching, treelike structure.
Example sentences
  • The nanoparticle system used by Baker's lab is based on dendrimers, star-like synthetic polymers that can carry a vast array of molecules on the ends of their arms.
  • Highly branched stilbene dendrimers were synthesized and their photochemical behavior was studied.
  • The drug delivery vehicle used by the scientists is a manmade polymer molecule called a dendrimer.


1990s: from Greek dendron 'tree' + -i- + -mer.

Definition of dendrimer in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources